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Rains subside in Odisha; no threat of return of intense heat wave

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 28:

The heavy rains that lashed Odisha for three days since Sunday morning, subsided today with only scanty rainfall reported from across the state.

Pic by Pravat Kumar
Pic by Pravat Kumar

Except Sundargarh (23.2 mm) and Daringbadi (11 mm), rainfall in most of the places was below 10 mm.

On the other hand, temperature shot up by 4-5 degree in most of the places with Sundargarh being the hottest place with 40 degree Celsius.

Briefing the media today, director of Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar Dr Sarat Sahu said though temperature in the state would go up after May 31, the intensity of the heat wave would be much less this time with the arrival of monsoon early in the second week of June.

However, there will be a rise in the relative humidity, especially in the coastal Odisha, he added.